Gov. Pat Quinn will be in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday for a
number of meetings at the White House and events hosted by the Democratic Governors Association (DGA).
is set to take part in the annual meeting and a holiday party Monday
for the DGA, which works to get Democratic gubernatorial candidates
elected and is expected to help with Quinn's 2014 re-election campaign.
The governor also plans to meet Tuesday with the president's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and
Resilience. Quinn is one of eight governors who sits on the panel, which
was created on November 1.
The goal of the
panel is “to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government
can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with
the impacts of climate change,” according to the White House, as
reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Meanwhile, Quinn is also scheduled on Tuesday to meet with Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx to discuss items such as the
South Suburban airport and highway, high speed rail and public transit
projects. According to a spokeswoman for the governor, Quinn and Foxx
are also expected to talk about a bridge near East St. Louis over the